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|Lao Tizer (USA) - keyboards |
Keyboardist and recording artist Lao Tizer captivates audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Tizer has been proclaimed “an independent artist with all the right moves” and “a torchbearer for the new generation of contemporary jazz.” He is a “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee; a Yamaha-endorsed pianist and keyboardist; has appeared at many premier venues including Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland, Pier 39 – Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco; and has graced the stage at events alongside artists including Isaac Hayes, Boney James, Zappa Plays Zappa, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, The Commodores, The Rippingtons, Bruce Hornsby, Jethro Tull and Spyro Gyra. In 2006, the Lao Tizer Band returned to the studio to record Diversify, Tizer’s first release for Yse Records In 2008, Tizer again broadened his horizons and assembled an all-star concert tour The Lao Tizer Band featuring Chieli Minucci and international violin virtuoso Karen Briggs.The band also comprises Steve Nieves (sax, percussion, and vocals), Jeff Kollman (guitar), Drew Megna (drums) and Andre Manga (bass).